Winifred Holtby

Winifred Holtby (1898 – 1935) was a poet, journalist and novelist, best known for her novel South Riding which was published posthumously. She produced two collections of poetry, My Garden and The Frozen Earth. She was a lifelong friend of Vera Brittain with whom she shared strong pacifist, socialist and feminist beliefs. When she died she left a small legacy and a collection of her books to the town of Soweto in South Africa where a library was founded in her name.

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